Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not. {C. S. Lewis} 

As I was reading my study Bible this morning, God showed me an article that gave me an answer to a problem I’ve had, and I want to share that with you all.

How Can I Be Sure That I Am Saved? by Lenny Esposito

      God sent His Son, Jesus, to be our Savior. By trusting His death and resurrection on our behalf, we will be forgiven of all our sins. That’s the promise God gives in Scripture (John 3:16; Romans 10:9). But what if you don’t feel your salvation? What if forgiveness doesn’t “stick”? And just what does it mean to believe in Jesus?

   These common questions stem from an incomplete understanding of salvation. Salvation is more that just a feeling of security; it is God’s working in us to ensure that we are right with Him. We become a “new creation” once we’re saved by faith in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) . This means we should not rely on how we feel, especially since feelings come and go. Rather, our assurance is based on the fact of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

      Many people misunderstand what the Bible means by “believe”. Belief basically means trust. Once you trust Jesus, you are transformed. The Bible tells us that you are “born again” (John 3:3, 7). You become a new creation in Christ. This means salvation is not something you merely possess, like a membership to a club. Rather, salvation is about who you are. It penetrates to the very core of your being and makes you different than who you were before, even though sometimes you do not feel as if this is so. Believers are being transformed day by day into the image of God’s likeness (2 Corinthians 3:18). Your new nature is real and permanent.

      Since believers still sin, it can be hard to feel like we are saved. Sometimes, it’s hard to feel God’s presence at all. But that’s okay. We can have confidence that we are really saved because of Jesus’ sinless life, His perfect sacrifice, and His death-conquering resurrection. We know as a matter of historical record that Jesus really did these things. Therefore, Jesus’ claim to be able to rescue us from sin is based on His work, not our feelings. Since Jesus was able to rise from the dead, we know that He has the power to save us, whether we feel it or not.

      In summary, our salvation doesn’t have anything to do with our feelings. Rather, our salvation is based on fact. Once we place our trust in Jesus, we can be confident that He will save us.

Ladies, once we give our lives to God, once we are taught in the truth that God reigns, we are forever His. We are God’s daughters and nothing will ever separate us from His love, and that is a fact! Remember who you are, sweet one! Remember who your God is! He is faithful, He is powerful, He is beautiful and YOU ARE HIS LOVED ONE. Even if we feel empty, even if we don’t feel at peace, nothing will change that fact that God is still here! 

…I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. {Romans 8:38-39}

Dear, you are firmly planted in God. You are growing, and you need to keep going on despite the fact that sometimes the sun doesn’t shine. Life is a great journey, and God has a wonderful and exciting path for you to travel. Don’t let the puddles or the pebbles stop you, don’t let anything get in your way. Don’t lean on your feelings. Lean on the truth.

Daughter of God, simply believe.

Lots of love to you all, Jessi

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